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Parents and mental health

You may be searching for information as you are a parent or about to become a parent.

At Melo we are aware that becoming or being a parent can be challenging and may affect your mental wellbeing. If you are experiencing a low mood or feeling depressed, or worried about a child in your care experiencing these feelings or other common mental health conditions, then it is important to reach out for help.

If you want some general information and advice about mental wellbeing you can still search for this on our website.

However, we are currently developing information specifically for parents/carers. Whilst this work is in development we would recommend that if are worried about the way you are feeling or a child in your care is feeling:

  • Reach out and speak to a friend, family member of medical professional. See our helplines section below for specific services that support young people/families.
  • Visit the Healthier Together website which contains a range of information and advice for parents/carers. Find this resource below.
  • If you are under 18 or worried about someone aged under 18 and need urgent advice/self-referral to local mental health and wellbeing services in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area, contact SPACE-Wellbeing.
Last updated: 27.07.2022

Self-help resources for parents, carers and families

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Healthier Together – Parents/Carers

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Parent-led CBT – Mind Newport

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Time to Think: Self Harm & Suicidal Feelings – Mind Newport

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Time to Think: Active Listening – Mind Newport

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Time to Think: Parenting Adolescents – Mind Newport

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Support and helplines for parents, carers and families

See below for helplines relevant to parents, carers and families. To see our full list of helplines, visit our helplines page.

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Newport Mind CYPF Services

Newport Mind’s Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team work across Newport to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 0-25 and their families. They offer a range of services including one-to-one support, peer support, family support, social activity groups, counselling services and volunteering opportunities.

Visit Mind Newport website ➝
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SPACE Wellbeing Blaenau Gwent

SPACE Wellbeing is a multi-agency process to co-ordinate help, including both early intervention and specialist provision, for children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

For more information visit the SPACE website ➝
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